Patch 1.9 Soon will be out

Speedy

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Jan 1, 2014
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So there was a post from Promods on Facebook today about 1.9. Dont know if you all saw but here is a screen shot of the Post.


Click here to watch the Youtube Video!
Click here to get to the Promods Facebook Page to see Post!!
 

Max

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Jan 12, 2014
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I know a handful of beta testers, and there seems to be a really noticeable difference in the way AI behaves! Really looking forward to this patch!
 

Speedy

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Yea I know! It looks like a nice update from that Video!!
 

daveboi

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Jan 13, 2014
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can not wait for the update the AI has needed sorted for a long time so well happy they have sorted it :D
 

Adi

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Jan 10, 2014
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Open Beta Test at Steam

SCS has planned an open beta test at Steam for the upcoming AI patch.

Highlights of the 1.9 patch:

Code:
Brand new traffic car AI system;
Improved maneuverability, touches to suspension and collision physics (more work planned still);
Early support for Oculus Rift and gamepad-controlled mouse cursor;
Improved handling of automatic gearbox (more gears, interaction with cruise control);
Improved compatibility with semi-broken prefabs used in mods;
Improved error handling in radio playback.

Models:
Scania Streamline improvements (model, textures, paint jobs, new parts and accessories) - you may need visit truck dealer and re-purchase some parts;
Volvo FH16 improvements (interior, wipers, shadows);
Iveco Hi-way improvements (dashboard computer, shadows);
Paintjobs are properly applied on add-ons in interior views;
Map improvements.

Sound:
V8 engine sounds for Scania R and Scania Streamline.

Below is an article by SCS about their Patch.

Euro Truck Simulator 1.9 Open Beta
It has taken us a lot of fine-tuning, but finally we are very close to releasing the 1.9 update for Euro Truck Simulator 2
We have spent considerable time in closed beta testing, and we feel the stability of the build is now very solid. That's why we would like to invite everybody in our fanbase for the final check. Hopefully, if things prove solid under such a scrutiny, the final official retail/Steam update may only be hours or at worst days away from us.

We are making the open beta only available on Steam. We know that there might be grumbling about it, but as each additional publicly available patch causes future patches to get bigger and take longer to apply, we try hard to avoid having to release hot-fixes to major game updates.
The 1.9 update is one of the largest patches we have ever worked on, hence the long time to wrap it up. Work on the new vehicle AI code has actually started even before ETS2 was released, some year and a half ago, but we gave it all the time it needed to mature. It replaces the entire traffic AI code with a new system. Its far more flexible, and it is paving the way for yet more improvements in the future (country-specific behavior of traffic lights is a much needed planned feature for the future for example).

We would like to thank everybody actively participating in our closed beta group for help and feedback. We were also fortunate to have one of the beta testers already prepare a little comparison clip showing the changes in the AI, thanks Tomáš!

You will find the 1.9 update in the branch "public_beta" on Steam. Make sure to back up your player profile so that you have a way to revert back to older version of the game if needed. Please use our Message Board to provide technical issues feedback, it allows for better parsing of the info for everybody rather than just blog comments: SCS Software. Thanks!
 

Muzz

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Very impressive! Massive improvement to the AI

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Adi

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Jan 10, 2014
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You can feel how different it is just by watching this video. :D
 

Speedy

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Jan 1, 2014
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Yea. And It might be coming out this week! Paul is making a Video of it because people with stream now have it!
 

Muzz

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Here's DaSquirrelsNuts commentary/review

[youtube]MjE7lQMQBrM[/youtube]
 

Yozza

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Mar 1, 2014
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Can't wait till this is released. But before I install it will wait till Promods and TSM update their maps.
 

Speedy

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I will take out Promods when it comes out then update ProMods when its updated!
 

Yozza

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Mar 1, 2014
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The other thing in relation to the 1.9 is not sure if any other mods will still work with this update. if they don't may end up staying with current version.
 

Vyre

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Mar 2, 2014
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The other thing in relation to the 1.9 is not sure if any other mods will still work with this update. if they don't may end up staying with current version.
If they don't, you can easily just stick with the current version and wait until the Mods are updated.

*If they do get updated.
 

Speedy

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Yea and the engine and economy mod that I created on the forums I will test and update it on the site.
 

Vyre

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Mar 2, 2014
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Yeah the AI updated will be good. I keep getting them coming at full speed as I'm pulling out and refusing to slow down and instead speeding up like. "Oh, we'll survive a high collision crash with that think.".. -.-